Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke is a bright, sensitive dog who enjoys play with his human family and responds well to training. As herders bred to move cattle, they are fearless and independent. They are vigilant watchdogs, with acute senses and a “big dog” bark. Families who can meet their bold but kindly Pembroke’s need for activity and togetherness will never have a more loyal, loving pet.

At 25 to 30 cm at the shoulder and 9 to 12 kg, a well-built male Pembroke presents a big dog in a small package. Short but powerful legs, muscular thighs, and a deep chest equip him for a hard day’s work. Built long and low, Pembrokes are surprisingly quick and agile. They can be red, sable, fawn, and black and tan, with or without white markings.

Among the most agreeable of all small housedogs, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a strong, athletic, and lively little herder who is affectionate and companionable without being needy. They are one of the world’s most popular herding breeds.

Gender Male Female
Weight Range 10-12 kg 9-11 kg
Height at Withers 28.5 cm tolerance of 1.5 cm smaller or taller 26.5 cm tolerance of 1.5 cm smaller or taller
Longevity Range 12-15 years 12-15 years
Features Long back, short bowed legs, upright ears (naturally) Long back, short bowed legs, upright ears (naturally)

Other Feature Level
Breed Health Level High
Life Expectancy High
Intelligence & Trainability High
Energy Level Medium
Suitability for Children High
Tendency to Bark Low
Level of Aggression Low
Other Animal Compatibility Medium
Overall Grooming Needs Low
Amount of Hair Shed Moderate